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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2020, 03:00:03 PM »

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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2020, 02:22:29 PM »
My old man had a 211 for a while. Great saw, set ut with 12" 3/8 0.50 (?) B/C. 
Was however one of the few saws that came out of germany with a pistonring-material fault (faulty mix in the steel-casting), so it died after 2 hours. Got a new saw, and the old man decided to go for a 181 with the elasto/easy start due too a shoulder injury. 

However, I've ran the 211 for a bit before getting all "pro" saws, and I like it. Dont think I would throw a larger bar than 14" on it, mostly due to it not having an adjustable oiler. 


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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2020, 04:01:36 PM »
I dont keep up with new saws so at first i thought thisnwas about tophandles.. I figured the MS200T became the 201 then the 211.   I have a 192TC tophandle that i wouldnt part with unless in trade for an MS200T.   So i go look on ebay to see if i can ever have an MS200..  

Theres people on there asking $1200-1500 for used one.  :o



 I thought maybe eddie van halen signed them or something.  Nope, just used saws.  


I guess ill have my 192 for a while yet. 
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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2020, 06:51:28 PM »
I have an easy start ms211 that I bought about 7 years ago new with 16in bar.  This thing has been a great for everything I have thrown at it.  It has been as reliable as my old original eager beaver McCullough.  It went above the call on a few logs and then  bought a ms660 for milling and bigger stuff so the 211 saws normally stuff for its size.  I love the easy start on this size.  Both wife and daughters can start and use no problem.  Just have to remember to slow easy pull not std pull.  It feels like feather after putting down the 660 with a 36 bar.  Should last my lifetime.  I'd buy another in a heartbeat.  If I could only have one saw I would go a little bigger but great for small/medium and limbing.
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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2020, 08:45:08 AM »
Just an update on my MS170vsMS211 question and decision.  I finally had time to take a look at the MS170 and found that the exhaust screen was clogged so I am back to being a "happy camper".  ;D
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Re: Stihl MS 211?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2020, 10:25:56 AM »
Magicman, I do find that the screen on my 170 needs cleaning a lot more often than my other saws.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2020, 11:27:32 AM »
my sons easy start 250 had sat for a year, and started second pull.  some seem to be less finicky than others.
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